Commonwealth Day Civic Service
Published: 15 March 2018
The Commonwealth flag was raised above St Mary’s Church Magor on 12th March at 10am, to celebrate Commonwealth Day.
The Chair of Magor with Undy Community Council, Cllr Donna James hosted a Civic Service in the church, at which she was joined by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, Richard “Sandy” Blair CBE DL, as well as other Community Councillors and guests.
The Rev Canon Jeremy Harris led the civic service which focused on the there for 2018, “Towards a Common Future” looking at unity and interfaith across the nations.
Year 6 pupils from both Magor Church In Wales and Undy Primary Schools were in attendance and all received a commemorative booklet about the Commonwealth.
Also present were representatives of community groups and organisations including the Brownies, Royal British Legion, The Trefoil Guild, Gwent Police, members of local churches and members of the public.
The Deputy Lord Lieutenant said ” …the Civic and Church event was most worthwhile. An admirable initiative by the Community Council which I have reported upon with acclamation to the Lord Lieutenant. I was personally very pleased to be involved and to note the support you had for the Service from a wide cross section of the community.”
On the left - Cllr Donna James (Chair or Magor with Undy Community Council) with Rev Canon Jeremy Harris, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Richard “Sandy”Blair CBE DL, Cllr Phil Stevens (Mayor Caldicot Town Council) and PC Alison Finister Schools Liaison Officer.
On the right - Representatives of community groups and organisations including the Brownies, Royal British Legion, The Trefoil Guild, Gwent Police, members of local churches and members of the public.